Air New Zealand plans to use Airbus A320 family aircraft for all its domestic flights, according to a senior airline official.
The airline recently took delivery of its first ‘sharklet’-equipped A320 aircraft from Airbus. Sharklets are vertical wingtip extensions that increase the fuel efficiency of an aircraft by as much as four percent.
Air New Zealand Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer David Morgan said at the delivery ceremony that the A320 was “at the core of the airline’s domestic fleet.”
“The airline is committed to moving all domestic flying to this aircraft type to reap the efficiency gains it offers,” Morgan continued.
In total, Air New Zealand will take delivery of 10 new Sharklet equipped A320s.